Yesterday, the Beijing Transportation Bureau issued the Regulation for Taxi E-hail Services and put it on trial. According to the regulation, the service rate for the booking service should not exceed the standard taxi fare of e-hail service of the city, RMB 6(4 hours in advance) and RMB 5 (within 4 hours).

Last month, local government-backed  96106 was launched in Beijing that allows passengers to place orders via phone call, PC, and mobile devices. However, the booking platform didn’t interest taxi drivers. They are still tending to use other e-hail apps because those apps allow users to bid the taxi rates running from RMB 5 up to RMB 20, as reported (in Chinese). Another reason that they ‘d like to use those bidding apps is they will get paid anyway by the app service even if they have no-show.

The regulation reads that the mobile e-booking service operators should sign an agreement in cooperation with 96106 and join in the platform. And those e-booking apps should apply for a license.

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